Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Meeting the Twinettes!

From Jerry:
"We picked them up today and they are just beautiful. Even more beautiful than we expected! Eileen is having the hardest time telling them apart. They do look a lot alike, especially from the side. And they are looking more and more like their brother. Fikir (Keren) has not cried once yet. When they brought them to us, Keren was first and they brought her to me. She seemed to take to me right away, They brought Keziah to Eileen and she was not having a good day cause she started crying. After a while she calmed down and I tried to hold her and she started crying again. Just like Jer and Jim. One is more of a whiner than the other. Josiah had fallen asleep when they brought them in, but was very happy to see them when he woke up.
We took them to another orphanage where we all got to see the Deanna's kids.

And you have to see and HEAR Josiah. He is already speaking English. He calls me Papa, He calls Mom Mama and he calls Ellie EE-Lee. It is so funny. He even calls himself Josiah. He is speaking very well! He is also quite the prankster. He likes saying funny things and laughing. We don't have a clue what he is saying half the time, but other times he just parrots what we say and runs around saying it and laughing. Ellie even taught him to call each one of you by name. He has some kind of stomach bug, but the good thing is he is potty trained. Also, he was eating a cracker and was talking and joking and worked himself up so much he started coughing and threw up. I thought boy, this guy is gonna fit in great. I felt like I was right at home.

All of them are quietly sleeping right now and we are going to eat dinner. Room service has just arrived. Perfect timing. More later....


Denise Nelson said...

Praise God! We are sooooo excited for you all! When will you be flying home? Enjoy your time bonding with all three of your newest blessings. God is so good. Thank you for posting!

Denise in MI
a wannabe mom to twins!

David & Robin said...

Wow.....how awesome! They are big, aren't they???? I'm so glad Josiah's personality is starting to come out!

Much love,

nclighthousekeeper said...

This is so surreal, to see pictures of you there in Ethiopia, with the children!!! It seems like we have been waiting so long for this, and at the same time, it seems like yesterday that you were telling me that you were pursuing adoption again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love to you all!

Deanna Banana said...

I am elated for you...thanks for keeping us all updated. AND THANKS SOOOO MUCH for visiting my children. What a blessing you guys are to all of us. Praise God!!!!

Scarlett_333 said...

They are so gorgeous! I can't wait to see more pictures and hear from Ellie when you guys get home!

penelope said...

We are so excited for you. We are thankful that our paths have crossed. Thank you for taking the goodies to our little girl in her orphanage. We hope you were able to meet her. We can hardly wait to be where you are.
Penelope and Jim Kincaid

penelope said...

We are sooo excited for you! We can hardly wait to be where you are. Thank you for taking the care package to our daughter, Deborah, in her orphanage. We hope you were able to meet her. We are glad that our paths have crossed.
Penny and Jim Kincaid

Renee said...

Congratulations Mestas! Your children are beautiful! The girls have really grown!

Creech Family said...

I agree with Beth - it seems very surreal to see pics of you and the children in the same photo but so, so, so very wonderful!! We have been praying hard for your trip and a smooth transition for all. We'll be praying for the return trip, too. You all are such a blessing to so many people!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, it's Jim Kincaid. Penny sent you an email. We wanted to publically say thank you for taking the care package to Belay for delivery to our future daughter. Although I contributed to your baggage weight problem, I'm glad it all worked out. Be safe and enjoy.

Kind regards,


Timm and Jennifer said...

I am loving you updates! Your children are all so beautiful! I hope you get a chance to hold and love on my daughter Zion (Banchiamlak)!

Dave Thoits said...

We are so excited for all of you! We are so glad that it is all working out. Everyday I look forward to more news and photos!We can't wait to meet the newest members of the Mestas family. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Gaby and Dave

renee said...

It is so amazing to see you holding your precious children! Finally!!! Praise God! What a wonderful thing to be thankful for and at a time such as this. THANSGIVING! How appropriate. Gods timing is perfect!
I love you all! Praying for your safe trip back home and may it be a smooth trip.
Love, Renee (Auntie Ney)